Really cold

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It seems here in the U.P. it can’t get warm. Had a couple of days in the 60’s, but it looks like next week will be in the 50’s again with 40’s at night. Well, it is a nice long season for the tulips which are just beginning to blossom, and the daffodils are still doing their thing. The lilacs are just beginning to show flower buds. We’re about 2 weeks later than normal. And it looks like it will be mostly cloudy for the next week with some showers. My tomato plants are tucked into their wals o’ water, and a lot of other things in my new little greenhouse. One way to look at it is that it has given me time to keep up with my own flower garden as well as prepare for a bunch of others. Hopefully I can keep ahead of my own weeds, and get some perennials divided!

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USDA Hardiness Zone: work in 3-5 Location: Home:small urban: work:homes and businesses Geographic type: hills, rocky outcroppings Soil type: gravelly soil – sand – sandy loam – silt – clay Experience level: professional 16 years Particular interests: design using perennials, annuals, shrubs and rock.

If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It’s a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it’s time to reflect on what’s come before.

~Mitchell Burgess in Northern Exposure

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